Our Ambassadors

Shake It Up Australia Foundation is honoured to have the involvement and support of the following Ambassadors who generously give their support and time to help raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease and give voice to the 100,000 Australians living with Parkinson’s.


Amy Louise Ruffle is an actor, producer and comedian best known for her lead role in NETFLIX’s Mako Mermaids and various stage productions here in Australian and in Los Angeles.


Kristy Johnson is a Sydney-based writer and journalist who is passionate about health, fitness, and wellness. After a close family member was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, she wanted to have a proactive and hands-on role in raising awareness and drawing attention to the misconceptions of living with the disease.


Arguably the hottest & most popular concept band working the circuit, this 6 piece band authentically reproduce The Eagles sound. 
The Eagles Show – Desperado generates capacity crowds wherever it performs. Supported by young local performers.

Professional Waterman

Lincoln Dews is a professional waterman and has made a name for himself as a Multiple time world champion, and high performance athlete. Featuring in some of the toughest ocean racing events on the globe. Lincoln’s Grandfather lived with Parkinson’s and now his Dad has also been diagnosed.


Television presenter, Channel 7

Liz’s passion for Shake It Up is drawn from her own exposure to Parkinson’s disease. Liz’s Grandmother who was a prima-ballerina dancing for Germany and her grandfather both suffered from Parkinson’s and her uncle currently lives with the disease.

TV Personality

Sally Obermeder is the co-host of Channel 7’s afternoon show The Daily Edition. Sally joined the Shake It Up Team as an ambassador after meeting Clyde Campbell a number of times on the show and learning of the far reaching impact Parkinson’s has on the lives of over 100,000 Aussie families.

International business magazine and website editor, contributor at news.com.au and Huffington Post, self-confessed geek girl.

Experiencing her first symptoms of Early Onset Parkinson’s at just 29, Kate wanted to be involved in doing something proactive as well as raise awareness for the everyday young Australians also living with Parkinson’s.

Fashionista, mentor, supportive wife and mother.

Phoebes has been on the Parkinson’s journey with her husband Robert since his diagnosis in 2014. Phoebes has become a passionate supporter of Shake It Up, with a strong desire to remove the stigma associated with Parkinson’s and is proud to be an ambassador on behalf of the Australian fashion industry.

Chief Football Analyst – SBS, ex Australian Footballer

Craig Foster is a respected football commentator, broadcaster and ex-Socceroo. As SBS’s chief football analyst, Craig provides expert opinion and unrivalled insight. Heralding from the Northern Rivers of NSW, Craig was first drawn to Shake It Up after hearing the inspirational story of brothers Clyde and Greg Campbell who also grew up in the Northern Rivers.


International singer of popular music and folk songs, and creator and star of award winning tribute act to Neil Diamond, Peter Byrne is one of Australia’s most talented and versatile entertainers.

Singer / Songwriter

Singer/Songwriter, Amanda Canzurlo, who has long performed under the pseudonym of Bloom, has been gaining acclaim for her smooth deep vocals and her fresh ambient pop sound. In 2019, Bloom will tour the country with her brand new show – The Linda Ronstadt Songbook – celebrating Linda’s rich musical history and the architecture she has left on the music industry as one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.


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